Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — August 26, 2010

August 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

Done with oil The Gulf spill is pretty well over, and so is our little spill in Michigan. Now we can get on with other things. The immigration fuss in Arizona seems to be on hold; we are moving out of Iraq. The pressing news now is Afghanistan and Pakistan. We really have no business fighting a guerilla war there. It’s almost impossible to win a war with [...]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — July 15, 2010

July 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

Putting the blame What’s wrong with the government anyway, getting our seasons all mixed up? Why didn’t Mr. Obama give us global warming last January when we wanted it? If the President were doing his job right, we’d get 15 or 20 degrees higher in the winter and maybe 10 lower in the summer. Governor Granholm deserves her share of the blame. I don’t think these [...]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher—July 1, 2010

July 1, 2010 // 0 Comments

  Roger Allen, publisher. Best hope   Efforts to fix the “Spill” have been disappointing. We are all pinning our hopes on the relief well designed to plug the old well. It’s still over a month away. But what if that doesn’t work? Nothing else has. It could mean the end of BP as a very major international corporation. The President will surely demand they keep [...]

Main Street — by Roger Allen, publisher

June 17, 2010 // 0 Comments

Choose your weapon! Want satisfaction for your grievance? In Michigan, now’s the time. Roger Allen, publisher. Apparently it was once necessary to classify dueling specifically as a crime; a Michigan legislature in the distant past made such a law. But that ages-old law will soon be no more. The current legislature has passed a bill getting rid of it. The governor is [...]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — June 10, 2010

June 10, 2010 // 0 Comments

Peaceful cousins All chimps are not alike. A related species, bonobo, is smaller, communicates vocally and by gesture, and tends toward peacefulness. Geneticists have found that the bonobo DNA profile is closest to that of humans. (Peacefulness??) Roger Allen, publisher. About 10,000 bonobos exist in the wild in the Congo and nowhere else. As you might guess, they’re an [...]
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